As the world’s attention is on the crisis in Syria, the problem at the core of the Middle Eastern conflict gets scant...
Upon arrival we were greeted with the noisy chatter and the laughter of young children. All around us there was a flurry of activity with several adults bustling about and girls and boys whizzing past, some on their feet, some in wheelchairs and one boy on his hands.
Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe raised a pertinent question in Parliament. He queried the relevance of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) considering the comprehensive defeat of the LTTE in May 2009.
Globalization, facilitated by neo-liberal economic reforms and the IT revolution, has made national boundaries increasingly porous. Governments continue to devise more strict immigration rules but ensure that they get the kind of human resources they want from other countries.
‘Asian and Western observers have noted that China blamed the United States as the one destabilising the region, and predicted its rise as a new world superpower.’
China has blamed the United States as the one destabilising the Asia-Pacific Region,
The arrest of Azath Salley has made its way into newspaper headlines and has become a bone of contention in public and political debate. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
Tens of thousands of people are vulnerable to being trafficked in Southeast Asia, with governments struggling to understand and respond collectively to the problem, say experts and government officials.
What is happening in Sri Lanka is frightening. But more horrific is the fact that such incidents continue to occur in higher levels if we remain a country of onlookers.
Laws of the state are a double-edged sword, and we are often oblivious of its danger. We have profound faith in the legal instrument to ensure the protection of the citizens, while maintaining social order.
After months of doubts and disputes, India reportedly intervened on behalf of Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting in London on April 26 to pave the way for the summit to be held in Colombo.
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